Corinda, QLD - St Joseh's Catholic

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Joseph

Address: 624 Oxley Road, Corinda, Queensland, 4075

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Turrbal people

Last Updated: 03/07/2023

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History and Architecture:

A local architect, Mr Geo Trotter jnr, prepared the plans for the first Church and supervised the construction, which was carried out by Mr William Ross. The original contract was for five hundred and twenty-three pounds, plus the cost of the gallery and seating. Additionally, a further nineteen pounds was directed to incidental expenses. The building was positioned where the current Parish Office stands, on the corner of Oxley Road and Clewley street. It was constructed of wood with iron roofing. The main portion covered an area of forty-seven feet by twenty-seven feet, with two sacristy doors at the eastern end.

The foundation stone was laid on 28 April 1912 at Corinda by Fr J. F. McCarthy of Red Hill.  On 3 November 1912 St Joseph’s Catholic Church Corinda was blessed and opened by Coadjutor Archbishop James Duhig.

The occasion of the blessing and laying of the foundation stone was witnessed by a large assembly of residents of Corinda, Graceville, Oxley; Darra, Goodna, Redbank Plains, Beaudesert, Ipswich, Yeerongpilly, and the Brisbane city. Although reported as a stone laying it was in fact a "stump capping".



These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1892 - 1911 Father T. Hays 1911
1923 - 1942 Father Patrick Murphy 1942
1942 - 1947 Father James Murphy 1982
1947 - 1963 Father Bryan Carmichael 1963
1954 - 1954 Father James Quirk 1969
1956 - 1964 Father George Ainslie 1999
1963 - 1964 Father David Dee 1964
1964 - 1973 Father Brian Kelly 1990
1971 - 1973 Father Dan Grundy
1974 - 1978 Father Grantly Lake 1991
1978 - 1983 Father Brian Taylor 1934 2016
1983 - 1984 Father Kevin Caldwell
1984 - 1991 Father Michael Fallon 1944 2912
1986 - 1988 Father John Kilinko
1992 - 1995 Father Edmund Loh
1995 - 1996 Father Barry Grayson
2023 - Father Mark Percival


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. John Huth photo and names of Priests


1. Church website.
2. Deceased Clergy in Australia, 1788-present.
3. Building a Church over 100 years St Josephs Catholic Corinda. 1912 - 2012 P  282.9431 BUI.